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BACKGROUND Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) represents a severe, acute, pustular skin reaction that is most often induced by drugs. AGEP can be difficult to differentiate from generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) both clinically and histopathologically. We present a systematic description of the histopathological spectrum of AGEP and GPP(More)
BACKGROUND Cases of severe drug hypersensitivity, demonstrating a variable spectrum of cutaneous and systemic involvement, are reported under various names, especially drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS). Case definition and overlap with other severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR) are debated. OBJECTIVES To analyse the(More)
Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis are severe cutaneous adverse reactions that are of major concern because of high mortality rates. On the basis of data collected in the RegiSCAR study, the aim was to assess risk factors (including modalities of patient management) for mortality, regardless of the cause, up to 1 year after the(More)
BACKGROUND Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare severe pustular reaction pattern with a typical clinical picture. OBJECTIVES To characterize the histopathological features of AGEP in a large series of cases with a validated diagnosis. METHODS; A multinational retrospective histopathological study was conducted. It included 102(More)
Morphine, an opium alkaloid, frequently causes side effects such as hyperhidrosis and facial flushing, but serious cutaneous adverse drug reactions are seldom observed. Best known are urticaria, erythema, and pruritus; sometimes pseudoallergic anaphylactoid reactions, and blisters are reported.
Erlotinib (Tarceva) is an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor, a member of a new group of molecular targeted drugs that combine high efficacy against tumours with less, often self-limiting, toxicity, compared with traditional chemotherapeutics. It is used for treatment of solid-organ tumours, especially as second- or third-line therapy for(More)
Mortality in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is high. Apart from intensive supportive therapy, no generally accepted specific treatment regimen exists. The role of corticosteroids in SJS/TEN is controversial. It is possible that high-dose pulse therapy with corticosteroids might be an improvement on long-term lower dose(More)
Twenty-two patients with severe long-standing rheumatoid arthritis were treated with oral zinc sulphate in a prospective long-term open trial. Six patients had (only subjective) improvement during the first 6 months of treatment, but all deteriorated subsequently. The remaining 16 deteriorated or did not improve and these patients expressed a wish to stop(More)
BACKGROUND Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe cutaneous adverse reactions with high morbidity and mortality. Some expressions of lupus erythematosus (LE) may cause enormous difficulties in differentiating them from SJS and TEN by showing large areas of sheet-like epidermal necrosis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate(More)